The Kiss Murder (Turkish Delight Series)

The Kiss Murder (Turkish Delight Series)

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by Mehmet Murat Somer
     
 

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The Number One Ladies' Detective Agencymeets Pedro Almodovar in this outrageous new series featuring an ultraglamorous sleuth

Bestsellers in Mehmet Murat Somer's home country of Turkey and set to take the world by storm, the arrival of the Hop-Çiki-Yaya mysteries is cause for excitement (and lip gloss!) here in the United States. A male

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The Number One Ladies' Detective Agencymeets Pedro Almodovar in this outrageous new series featuring an ultraglamorous sleuth

Bestsellers in Mehmet Murat Somer's home country of Turkey and set to take the world by storm, the arrival of the Hop-Çiki-Yaya mysteries is cause for excitement (and lip gloss!) here in the United States. A male computer technician by day and a transvestite hostess of Istanbul's most notorious nightclub by night, the unnamed heroine of The Kiss Murder is the most charming and hilarious sleuth to debut in recent memory. When Buse, one of the "girls"at her club, fears someone is after private letters from a former lover, she comes to her boss for help. The next day Buse is dead and our girl must find the murderers before they find her. Fortunately, she is well armed with beauty, wit, the wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn, and expert Thai kickboxing skills. With a page-turning plot and an irresistibly charming protagonist, The Kiss Murder is sure to attract mystery lovers and nightlife mavens alike.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Turkish Delight books are fun, they're funny, and they're an unexpectedly poignant glimpse into a world most of us don't know. And they're still good mysteries."
-Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse mystery series

"If you're tired of mysteries featuring granny sleuths and ex-cops- turned detectives, you won't find a more refreshing alternative than Mehmet Murat Somer's...Turkish Delight series. Packed with flirtation and humor, this one is not to be missed."
-USAToday

Publishers Weekly

Istanbul provides an intriguing backdrop for Somer's highly entertaining and occasionally over-the-top tale, the first in a six-volume series to be made available in the U.S., in which a namelesstransvestite nightclub owner turns detective after the murder of one of the club's drag queens, a crime linked to a blackmail scheme involving letters and photos received from a powerful and conservative businessman. While the club's performers fear their secret lives being made public and are outcasts to their families, the protagonist, who by night dresses like "that boyish beauty" Audrey Hepburn, fears no one. When the blackmailers target the nightclub owner, she turns for help to contacts in the gay and transvestite community, plus a gossipy bouncer and an adoring cab driver who fancies himself "the Istanbul version of Brad Pitt." Melding broad humor with a sensitive look at gay life in Turkey, Somer has fashioned a complex protagonist who's likable, intelligent, arrogant and, above all, a survivor. (Jan.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143114727
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Series:
Turkish Delight Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
993,435
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"The Turkish Delight books are fun, they're funny, and they're an unexpectedly poignant glimpse into a world most of us don't know. And they're still good mysteries."
-Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse mystery series

"If you're tired of mysteries featuring granny sleuths and ex-cops- turned detectives, you won't find a more refreshing alternative than Mehmet Murat Somer's...Turkish Delight series. Packed with flirtation and humor, this one is not to be missed."
-USAToday

Meet the Author

Mehmet Murat Somer was born in Ankara in 1959. After graduating from Middle Eastern University (ODTÜ) School of Industrial Engineering, he worked for a short time as an engineer, and for an extended period as a banker. Since 1994, he has been a management consultant, conducting corporate seminars on management skills and personal development. Somer has written a number of made-to-order scenarios for feature films and television series, as well as classical music critiques for various newspapers and magazines. He currently lives in Istanbul.

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Kiss Murder (Turkish Delight Series) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Frisbeesage More than 1 year ago
The Kiss Murder is the very over-the-top story of a drag queen who owns a nightclub in Istanbul. One of her "girls" comes to her worried about the secrets she harbors about a top political man. The next day the girl is dead and our heroine is out to discover who killed her and why.
This is an outrageous and fanciful book! If you are looking for an intricate, realistic murder plot this is not the story of you. However, it is entertaining, occasionaly funny, and definately different then anything else you've read. I wasn't crazy about the ambiguous ending, but it did keep me reading all the way to the end.
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